A 32-year-old Battle Creek is headed to federal prison for sex trafficking crimes. The Chicago Tribune reports Fabrieal Delaney was sentenced in Chicago federal court to 45 years behind bars.

Prosecutors say Delaney used violence, threats and drug addiction to control victims. Some of the victims were minors. One of them said Delaney threatened her by holding a hot iron by her face.

He was arrested during a sting in which he was told participants at a bachelor party wanted to pay for sex. Prosecutors say Delaney told two minors and an adult from Michigan they'd be paid up to $300 for sex with 12 men at a Chicago-area party.

Jurors had previously convicted Delaney on eight sex-trafficking counts.

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